Some of these tunes were rescued from an impressionistic collection of New York City pieces. Others were written over the course of my wife's pregnancy. All have been arranged as solo guitar or banjo lullabies. The project was begun before my daughter was born, and only finished when she was nearly two. Topic: Acoustic
A blessing of accidents. Attempting a melody, I ended up recording a bottomed-out low drone. A second recording produced a nice buzz. Copied, pasted, treated. The beat is 10Hz. Topics: trace, ambient, new age, banjo, folk, bluegrass
Back to basics a bit here, with an old fashioned banjo waltz backed by some quartal harmony and a 3Hz beat. A sleepy tune, sweet dreams this time. Topics: banjo, bluegrass, new age, trance, experimental, ambient
Melody and tonality combine, the presence of a higher principle. Feelings arrive like sprites, unbound by expectations, nearly refusing the bounds of tempo and time. The beat is 13Hz, another unknown quantity - alpha or beta? The point is not to decide, but merely to let it be. Topics: banjo, trance, new age, experimental, folk, bluegrass, acoustic, ambient
Blue; color of affective and ambiuguous extremes: Sky blue, royal blue, blue movies, feeling blue. Blue is karma. 6Hz beat. Topics: trance, banjo, electronica, new age, acoustic, ambient, folk, bluegrass
A tune oriented toward a short meditation. Also, a return to first principles and a thought for what has been done. Analyses revealed a several beats on this one, but the target beat is 5Hz. Close your eyes. Keep the volume low. Let the beat do its thing. Topics: banjo, folk, acoustic, experimental, electronica, bluegrass, ambient, trance
Tonight, the banjo dreams, of the deep polphony of Tibetan monks, the forgotten bell choirs of the bourgeois Catskills, of chambered spaces and layers of music folded in on itself until nothing but spacious harmonics remain. The Shadowed Paths.
History is made of moments, myth of motifs. There is no merger, legend evovling solely from myth: false starts, beginnings, haltings, pauses, at long last the unity of life's true rhythms. Topics: banjo, folk, ambient, new age, experimental, trance, acoustic, bluegrass